Saturday, June 15

Men in Black: International 2019 Movie Trailer Impressions: MIB Returns for 2019 with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson

Men in Black: International is a 2019 sci-fi action comedy film starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson and Kumail Nanjiani; under the direction of F. Gary Gray and screenplay from Art Marcum and Matt and Holloway slated for a June 14, 2019 US theatrical release. Stylized as MIB: International, this 2019 spin-off from the original trilogy of Men in Black films which starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, now follows a different set of agents and focuses more on the MIB London office as they face a new villainous alien threat. Let's check out what this 2019 Men in Black spin-off has in store for the movie-going public with Men in Black: International here on CMAQUEST.

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Men in Black: International
Premise

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

Source: YouTube


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MIB International 2019 MIB trilogy spin-off features Frank the Pug, the Worms, and Agent O played by Emma Thompson

So what is there to say about the Men in Black: International official movie trailer? Well, it's good to see the expansion of the world of Men in Black which was loosely based from the Malibu/Marvel comics of the same name by Lowell Cunningham. It is good to see some old faces like Frank the Pug, the Worms, and Agent O (played by Emma Thompson), the head of MIB's US branch. Since Agents K (Tommy Lee Jones/Josh Brolin) and J (Will Smith)'s story has ended with the original MIB film trilogy, we now follow two new agents, Agent M (Tessa Thompson) and Agent H (Chris Hemsworth).

MIB International featuring Kumail Nanjiani as the voice of Pawny the alien


We can see that the two leads, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, have good chemistry. I think this is what sells this MIB spin-off, get two very likable and charismatic stars who are both from two Marvel movies Thor Ragnarok and 2019's Avengers: Endgame. As of the posting of this blog (June 15, 2019), reviews are coming in for the film ranging from a negative rating to an okay one, only saved by the performance of the two main leads.

Men in Black International 2019 sci-fi action comedy movie featuring Agent M played by Tessa Thompson and Agent H played by Chris Hemsworth

How about you guys? What do you think about this 2019 MIB spinoff starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson? Will you be seeing it from this trailer or be influenced by how critics reviewed it? If you have seen the film, how would you rate it and why? Share your thoughts and opinion about the Men in Black: International official trailers in the comments section below:

Men in Black International 2019 film  starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson and Kumail Nanjiani directed by F. Gary Gray and screenplay from Art Marc showing on June 15, 2019

Sunday, June 2

Digimon Survive – Dev Diary and Trailer Impressions: Game Hype for Digimon Survive for PS4, XB1, NSW, PC and a Look at the Digimon Game Series History

Digimon Survive is an upcoming survival strategy role-playing video game developed by Witchcraft and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment with an unannounced release date for 2019 (as of the posting of this blog, update upon announcement) for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. Initially announced in a July 2018 issue of Japanese V Jump, Digimon Survive was set to release to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch; and was later announced to have a Western release to also include the Xbox One, and Steam (PC). Let's check out this latest gaming news and developers' diary for Digimon Survive to see what does the latest title in the Digimon game series has in store for the gaming community this 2019? Let's check out what Digimon Survive Dev Diary is all about here on CMAQUEST.

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Digimon Survive – Dev Diary
Plot / Synopsis

Digimon Survive – Dev Diary  Digimon survive Gameplay

Digimon Survive is all abut players choices wrap around in a tight JRPG mechanics given with a tactical strategy twist. Player choices influence the direction of the story, including the Digimon's digivolution process. Multiple playthroughs can result in different paths and different digivolutions. The game will feature multiple endings and should wrong choices be made, characters will be killed.

Source: Wikipedia


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In celebration of Digimon anime's 20th Anniversary, Bandai Namco Entertainment sat down with Digimon Survive's video game producers, Habu Kazumasa and Tsuzuki Katsuaki to discussed and looked back at the history of the Digimon game series and the future with its latest title Digimon Survive. The Digimon Survive – Dev Diary gives us a brief stroll down memory lane with some Digimon game titles and the corresponding clips from Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 and Digimon World: Next Order for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4.

Check out the Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth game trailer here for more info:


The game also received a sequel with Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker's Memory. Watch the trailer here:






Check out the Digimon World: Next Order game trailer here for more info:






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Digimon Survive – Dev Diary Agumon

This interesting dev diary showed how the producers fondly look back at the games they help ushered in; the fans who petitioned for these games outside Japan which reap financial rewards once they start listening to such demands. This time they are trying out something new with a survival element added to this upcoming tactical strategy Digimon game. Digimon fans and tactical strategy fans will definitely go home with something special in their hands as soon as this game gets released soon. For now we shall all wait until then.

Digimon Survive – Dev Diary Habu Kazumasa Interview

Digimon Survive – Dev Diary Tsuzuki Katsuaki Interview

How about you guys? What do you think about Digimon Survive? What Digimon games have you played in the past? What were your fondest memories of any of the titles in the Digimon game series? Will you be getting Digimon Survive when it gets released and in what platform and why? Share your thoughts and opinion about Digimon Survive in the comments section below and let's discuss about it:

Digimon Survive survival strategy role-playing video game developed by Witchcraft and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment

Thursday, May 30

Super Robot Wars T Video Game Impressions: Mech-centeric Game Franchise Super Robot Wars Returns to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4

Super Robot Wars T is a 2019 tactical role-playing game released for the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4. It is the eleventh standalone entry to the Super Robot Wars series and was released last March 20, 2019. The Super Robot Wars Asian version of the game, fully translated in English but is voiced in Japanese, is currently available via Play-Asia and is the only way that the international (English-speaking) gaming community can get a hold of the latest Super Robot Wars series title this 2019. What does the latest installment of the Super Robot Wars has in store for the gaming community this 2019? Let's check out what Super Robot Wars T is all about here.

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Super Robot Wars T
About

Cowboy Bebop Super Robot Wars T

Super Robot Wars T is the 11th standalone entry to the Super Robot Wars series and the 3rd installment of the "International Era" series. Super Robot Wars features a massive crossover between different mecha anime series originally released in Japan.

Watch Super Robot Wars T video game trailer here:


Super Robot Wars T Video Game Trailer Impressions
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Captain Harlock Super Robot Wars T

Super Robot Wars T has all the hallmarks found on a Super Robot Wars title and more. The biggest selling point for most of it in the eyes of the followers of the series is the dramatic and top-quality animation now showcased in this latest entry. Well, besides that, being able to see how characters from completely different mecha anime series interact with one another is one of the main selling point of any title from the Super Robot Wars series (something that inspired the Project X Zone game series).

Magic Knight Rayearth Super Robot Wars T

Super Robot Wars is a celebration of all things mecha anime and it is just fun to see all these past anime classic reanimated in a game this 2019. Seeing Spike from the beloved Cowboy Bebop or Hikaru from Magic Knight Rayearth brings all sort of nostalgic feels. It is just too bad that we don't get to see them is local shelf stores that much since there isn't a US version released in the market, but we have the next best thing the Play-Asia Asian physical version of Super Robot Wars T.

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For a more in-depth review and preview, check out SwitchWatch's review of Super Robot Wars T here:


How about you guys? What do you think about Super Robot Wars T? Are you a fan of these massive crossovers or the Super Robot Wars series of fames in general? What were your fondest memories of any title in the super Robot Wars series? Did you get Super Robot Wars when it released last March 20, 2019, then what is your review on it? Share your thoughts and opinion about Super Robot Wars T in the comments section below and let's discuss about it:

Super Robot Wars T Video Game for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch released on March 20, 2019

Tuesday, November 13

POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie Trailer Impressions—First Live Action Hollywood Film Adaptation of Pokemon Featuring Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu

POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu is a 2019 family film and first ever live action Hollywood adaptation of Pokemon which first originated in Japan as a video game which first started from the Gameboy; which came from the joint venture production of Legendary Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Toho under the direction of Rob Letterman and screenplay by Nicole Perlman and Letterman which stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, with Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe slated for a May 10, 2019 US theatrical release. The 2019 live action Hollywood Pokemon movie is also known as Detective Pikachu is adapted from the Nintendo 3DS game of the same name which was first released in Japan in 2016 and was later localized at around March 2018. Let's check out what the first live action of the Pokemon game and anime franchise has in store for movie-going fans with POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu this 2019 here:

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POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu
Plot / Synopsis

The world of Pokémon comes to life!

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie Tim and Detective Pikachu first meet

The first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character in the first-ever live-action movie based on the iconic face of the global Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time.

Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as a talking detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie featuring Live action Jigglypuff

The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie the mystery as to why Tim can understand Detective Pikachu and the search for his missing father

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” also stars Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) as Tim; Kathryn Newton (“Lady Bird,” TV’s “Big Little Lies”) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (“Godzilla,” “The Last Samurai”) as Lt. Yoshida.

Directed by Rob Letterman (“Goosebumps,” “Monsters Vs. Aliens”), the “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Nigel Phelps (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies”) and Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger (“Gravity”). Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company (“Wonder Woman”) and Framestore (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”).

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie featuring live action Charizard about to bite a falling Detective Pikachu

Launched in 1996 to overwhelming response, the Pokémon brand is a global sensation that now encompasses a robust video gaming fandom with over 300 million units sold worldwide; the Pokémon Trading Card Game available in 11 languages with more than 23.6 billion cards shipped; an animated television series in its 21st season that is available in more than 160 countries; and over 20 animated films; as well as books, manga comics, music, toys, merchandise, and apps, including the wildly popular Pokémon GO, that has been downloaded over 850 million times and is enjoyed across the globe by fans of all ages.

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” is set for release on Friday, May 10, 2019.

The film will be distributed outside of Japan and China by Warner Bros. Pictures, in Japan by Toho Company, Ltd. and by Legendary East in China.


Source: Official Press Release


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POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu Official Movie Trailer Impressions
POKÉMON Detective Pikachu Film Trailer Review

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie featuring the voice of Ryan Reynolds as the titular Detective Pikachu

So what is there to say about the POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu official movie trailer? Well, it looks great as most of us have in mind here. This is really the first time that we see a live action adaptation of Pokemon so there isn't nothing really to compare to. We have reach a point in movie history and reality that CGI seems to blend so well with reality and from what we saw from the first Detective Pikachu 2019 film trailer, I am impressed and I am someone who grew up playing the Pokemon series. I was started with Pokemon Yellow version for the original Nintendo Gameboy.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie a wild Detective Pikachu voiced by Ryan Reynolds appeared



The official press release from the official movie trailer summarize what we saw in it. Shows a little highlights here and there but not enough to ruin the entire film. Given that this is a detective slash mystery film, they ought to keep those elements closely hidden and hopefully doesn't follow the Detective Pikachu Nintnedo 3DS storyline down to a tee. Well, I played (but haven't finished) Detective Pikachu for the 3DS but I can say that it deviated a bit given that the game's protagonist on the game was a young teen while on this one is someone on his later teen or early adulthood. How they also met is much different, so with that hopefully we can be assured that we won't be seeing a carbon copy of the game. Of course, let's address the elephant in the room... Detective Pikachu is adorable! And is voiced by none other than Deadpool slash Green Lantern (don't crucify me for the reference) himself, Ryan Reynolds. Did you know that there was once an an initial strong clamor to let Danny Devito voice Detective Pikachu in both the 3DS game of the same title and later in the movie, but what we get is something similarly cool. Deadpool as the voice of Pikachu. Plus all the CGI goodness and adventure galore, this is shaping up to be a good Hollywood adaptation of a source material originating from Japan which we haven't seen like forever.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie Hilarious Mr. Mime interrogation scene from 2019 Pokemon live action Hollywood film

How about you guys? What do you think about Detective Pikachu's live action Hollywood adaptation? What do you think about Ryan Reynolds voicing Detective Pikachu? What is your favorite animated Pokemon movie(s)? Share your thoughts and opinion about the POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu official trailer in the comments section below:

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu 2019 Movie Rob Letterman written by Nicole Perlman and Letterman starring Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe showing May 10, 2019

Friday, October 19

Glass 2019 Movie Trailer Impressions: M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable Trinity Series Concludes

Glass is a 2019 superhero horror-thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan which stars James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark, and Charlayne Woodard; and is slated for a January 2019 US theatrical release. Glass is the direct sequel to the hit 2016 film which also came to a surprise to everyone who saw it, that it was an actual sequel to 2000's Unbreakable. Let's check out what the third film in the Unbreakable series of films has in store for horror movie-going fans with Glass this 2019 here:

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Glass
Premise

"Following the conclusion of Split, David Dunn (Bruce Willis) pursues Kevin Wendell Crumb's (James McAvoy) superhuman persona of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), going by "Mr. Glass", emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

—Universal Pictures

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Glass 2019 movie featuring James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb aka The Horde (the Beast)

So what is there to say about the Glass official movie trailer? For starters, I was really caught off guard when I watched Split as it set me up for this film and now that the trailer for this film has been released, I have no other reaction but excitement. But then again, I am a sucker for these pop corny super-powered flicks but even before Marvel knew how to handle its thing, Unbreakable was the first to impress me in terms of a superhero flick with a good narrative and a villain.

Glass 2019 movie featuring Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price aka Mr. Glass

Now on to what we see in the trailer. What better way to put all these ridiculous super characters in one location but to "institutionalized" them for their bizarre mental conditions. Little did the mental expert know that she is biting more than she could chew. It is going to be interesting how they got into the institution in the first place, the forming of alliance and the ultimate conclusion of this epic bout of superiors.

Glass 2019 movie featuring Bruce Willis as David Dunn aka The Overseer



M. Night Shyamalan who? Well, the guy has been on the bad end of the stick after blunder after blunder of bad films. Maybe this was for the better and hopefully this humbled him to become a much better director or script writer and less the "mindblowing" twist (coughs NOT coughs), OR just play safe and just capitalized on what he has established with Unbreakable and the Sixth Sense. In the age where people flock the theaters for big budget high octane super heroics, a much more serious, grounded but still as fantastical tale of superheroes and villains is probably what need as a palate cleanser.

Glass 2019 film written and directed  by M.Night Shyamalan James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy showing January 2019

How about you guys? What do you think that this will be third (and maybe final) chapter in the Unbreakable film series? What is your favorite among the previous two movies? Who was your favorite character? Share your thoughts and opinion about the Glass official trailer in the comments section below: